Simple present tense present progressive

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Simple present tense present progressive

  1. 1. Verb TensesHow to distinguish different verb tenses
  2. 2. IMPORTANCE FORCORRECT VERB TENSES• Clear and easy to understand• Consistency• To express the event with proper verb tenses
  3. 3. HOW TO FIND THE VERB?• Underline the possible verbs that show or imply some action.• Change the time of the sentence and find the word that changes.• *Some verbs may contain two words “ex: I am going to school.” (from Judy’s grammar package)
  4. 4. OVERVIEWB.Simple Present tenseB. Present Progressive tenses
  5. 5. NOWPAST FUTURE
  6. 6. 1.ASSIGNMENTS THAT MAY USE PRESENT TENSES• The assignment that talks about “who I am.”• The assignment that compares the new grading system with the old one (writing about the new system).• The assignment that introduces ourselves.
  7. 7. (1A)SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
  8. 8. MEANING• Activities or events that occurring in the present.• Summarizing pieces of writing, films, plays.• Stating ongoing opinions, beliefs, habits, and facts.• Ex: I ride a bike to school everyday.• (from Judy’s grammar package)
  9. 9. Verbs in the simple present tense• Singular: • Plural:• Writes • Write• Studies • Study• walks • Walk
  10. 10. (1B)PRESENTPROGRESSIVE TENSE
  11. 11. MEANING• One thing happened in the past, and is in progress at the present time, and probably will continue.• Ex: I am washing the dishes.
  12. 12. Examples for verbs in thepresent progressive sentences am walking is + doing are staying (verb + ing)
  13. 13. CITATION• The sources are from Betty Schrampfer Azar’s chartbook.
  14. 14. SPECIAL THANKS EVERYONE!!

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